Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin Architecture | ITSLIQUID

Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin Architecture

Architecture | July 13, 2016 |

Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin ArchitectureImage courtesy of Gilles Retsin Architecture

Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin Architecture

Gilles Retsin Architecture unveiled its entry for the Suncheon Art Platform competition, an arts center formed by a low, horizontal structure that frames a series of courtyards and squares in Suncheon, Korea. Composed of laminated veneer lumber sections that form 278 stiff hollow elements, the architecture takes cue from traditional korean styles.

 

Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin ArchitectureImage courtesy of Gilles Retsin Architecture

 

Retsin’s plan incorporates four main public spaces: a central courtyard, sculpture garden, green space, and entrance plaza – each of which is intended to connect and nurture the various programs surrounding it. Collectively, they form an expansive public place with intent to regenerate Suncheon’s old-town. A long path winds through the various programs, acting as connector and framing views towards artistic interventions.

 

Suncheon Art Platform by Gilles Retsin ArchitectureImage courtesy of Gilles Retsin Architecture

 

The architects explained that “overall, the design will consist of blocks which are initially structurally weak but gain strength through redundant combination.” This system is a technologically advanced construction method based on Laminated Veneer Lumber  (LVL), a method of prefabricating stiff hollow tubes in straight or L-shaped pieces. The hollow insides of these tubes can then be utilized for HVAC installations, services, and museum lighting.

 

more. retsin.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Norton Museum of Art by…

Architecture | July 26, 2021

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach was built in 1941 to house the art collection of the industrialist Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife, Elizabeth. The museum was laid out by the architect Marion Sims Wyeth as an elegant series of Art Deco inspired single storey pavilions around a central courtyard. Read more


SevenFriday

Fashion | July 22, 2021

Back in 2012, driven by this motto, Daniel Niederer founded SEVENFRIDAY. Founded and headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, SEVENFRIDAY represents a life attitude, a lifestyle brand creating watches and eyewear with unique and iconic designs. Read more


LITTLE ISLAND

Architecture | July 20, 2021

Heatherwick Studio, MNLA, and Arup announced the Opening of Little Island in New York City, Unlocking Over Two Acres of Public Park and Performance Space Above Read more


Sweco’s Headquarters Stockholm by Sweco

Architecture | July 16, 2021

Sweco's head office in Stockholm is no typical workplace. Here, Sweco's architects, engineers and environmental experts work together to plan and design the societies and cities of the future. Together with the property owner, we have reshaped the Sweco Building in line with the company's philosophy and commitment to sustainability, energy conservation, creative encounters and continuous change. The building supports our way of working and enables us to show that we practice what we preach. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!